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to grandparents using social media, we'll look at how dod and the cia are exploiting this new technology as a powerful intelligence tool. then with washington mired in political gridlock we take a closer look at the last great senate. but first, the nonpartisan stimson center recently released a report, a new u.s. defense strategy for a new era that outlines four approaches for cutting defense spending but maintaining capability. stimson's co-founder barry blechman spearheaded the study. the report has become a must- read for anyone involved in the coming defense review or budget planning team. barry, welcome to the team. >> thank you, vag go. >> congratulations for your slot on the defense news top 100 most influential people. >> that was the biggest thrill of the year. >> so let's start off with the report. each report begins with assumptions about threats to the united states to be facing and what's going to be needed to meet them what. are those threats and what's the right strategy to address those threats as cost efficiently as possible? >> the group was more optimistic than many p
, that's -- that's a very difficult problem. because the pakistanis don't trust us. and yet, we depend upon the pakistani government to keep control of its nuclear weapons. the right combination of satisfying pakistan and pushing pakistan to -- not to become a radical islamic state is going to be difficult. but i think that keeping afghanistan from destabilizing pakistan is a very important thing. >> you talked about a nuclear arms state. iran, the united states, and the world community has been pressuring iran to not go nuclear or not develop nuclear weapons. it appears that despite sanctions, there is an enormous popular sentiment in iran to continue developing nuclear capabilities. and there are those who say that an attack on iran is an inevitably and is going tubenose and every year -- to be necessary and every year it's the year of the attack. is an attack on iran necessary or is there a way to deal with the nuclear armed iran as well as dealing with the proliferation of nuclear weapons more broadly over the coming decades? >> two things. first of all, i would not give up on tryi
're part of the team. how we do that is of concern and something we'll watch very closely. >> the navy used to cap deployments at six months. but that -- as the number of ships and fleet have gotten smaller and demands remain constant, that stretched to eight, nine, ten months sometimes, they require that there be two carriers in the gulf at all times. that strains the fleet. you say the navy can't maintain this degree of tempo. does the requirement have to be reconsidered and is there a certain point in which the navy is going to have to say no to combatant commands who want your presence? >> we agreed through march to provide a presentation in the arabian gulf as you alluded to. that was a request by the central command and was agreed to by all the chiefs and eventually the secretary of defense. we've been doing that since 2010. what my point earlier was, it is not in our strategy to main obtain two in the arabian gulf and one in the western pacific. however, we can surge. that's part of our fleet response plan and the fleet response training plan supports it. but it's difficult. if we ar
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